Welcome to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square—a vibrant historic Episcopal church located across from the White House. We invite you to join with us for worship, Christian fellowship and outreach.


From our organization as a parish in 1815 to today, St. John's Church has provided a powerful symbol of faith in the heart of our nation's capital.


At St. John's, we believe Christ is calling us to be a renewed church in a changing world. In worship, education, parish life, and social action, we seek to expand our horizons by serving God by loving one another.

Clergy, Staff, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Directions & Parking

Located at the corner of 16th and H Streets in Northwest Washington, St. John's is near the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations. Limited street parking is available; free valet parking is offered for certain hours.
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Worship & Classes

Please scroll down for the online worship and classes we offer.

The 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service is livestreamed on Facebook every week.


View the recording of this past Sunday’s worship service.

View our most recent recording of Choral Evensong


Worship Offerings for Children.

Click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings.

Nursery Schedule

The nursery meets in the Godly Play Classroom #2 on the second floor of the Parish House. Please note that infants and children are welcome at all worship services. Nursery care is available most Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for infants and children up to age 3. Please register your children here. Reminder: Masks are required for all children over the age of two.

2021-2022 Church School

Please note that Church School is on a short winter break and will return on Sunday, January 23. Church School typically meets on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Parish House. For more information, please contact Katherine Raab, our volunteer church school coordinator.

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. | In-person in the Parish House Conference Room or online via Zoom

An adult Bible Study group meets most Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. We use a hybrid approach with some joining via Zoom and others coming to the Conference Room along with attending either the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. worship service. The group is studying the structure, audience, and themes of the Gospel of Luke. Conversations typically explore the connections with the Sunday lectionary lessons and sermons.

To attend the Bible Study class by Zoom, please contact Jack Reiffer, who leads the class, for the link.

Thursday, March 3, at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom

The St. John’s Book group will meet for a virtual discussion of Peter Godwin’s When A Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Living in Africa. Godwin is an author, journalist and former human rights lawyer who grew up in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. One of the Goodreads commenters calls it “A very powerful and haunting and heartbreaking memoir, a story both about the collapse of Zimbabwe into dictatorship and chaos since the late 1990s and about identity and belonging.”

For more information and for links to participate, contact Janet Edmond.